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Rio Grande Elementary

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I want to warmly welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. As your principal, it is my sincere pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to help provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We are committed to ensuring that your children receives a positive, exciting, and rigorous learning experience throughout this school year and many more to come.

Rio is a special place to be and we look forward to getting to know you and your family.  We have an amazing staff who are dedicated to our students. Our staff displays hard work, dedication, and passion for teaching and caring for all students. Rio Elementary students are provided a challenging and supportive academic environment, along with opportunities for enrichment.

            Our mission as a district is that “All children will become successful, lifelong learners.”  This can only be accomplished through a team effort of teachers, staff, families, and community.  We welcome your support and invite you to build that community between school and home. Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a positive difference for all students. 

            It is our privilege to have your child attend Rio Grande Elementary. We are excited for the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide a safe and productive learning environment. I encourage you to contact me to share ideas, concerns, or questions. I wish your family, and especially your student, great success this school year! 



Miranda Fortner